PLATFORM 4

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Overview

This is a separate through platform along the southeast side of the station, serving trains towards Stranraer. We noted that the platform is divided into platform 4 north and platform 4 south, which suggests it may sometimes be used bi-directionally.

There is no tactile paving along the edge of this platform.

To Reach

There is step-free access from the southeast forecourt, through automatic gates. Note that there's a help point on the southeast side of the passage, inside and outside the gates.

You go into a passage with billboards on each side, leading northwest then turn right towards the gates.

Outside the Gates

Northeast Side

  2 automatic gates

Southeast Side, Going Southwest

  change machine
help point
passage from car park

Northwest Side

  windows

Southwest Side

  ticket machine and windows

From the Northeast

  slope off end
mesh fence, behind rough land to left
post
planter
post
planter
post, CCTV
stanchion
post, Platform 4 North, Ayr
bench in middle
planter in middle
car park starts, beyond fence
post to left and in middle
metal gate to car park, closed at the time of our survey
post
planter on left
bench in middle
wall on left
post
planter on left
box
post
stanchion
billboards
row of five pillars along platform about 2/3 towards the track, supporting canopy
locked gate to car park
windows
blank door
billboards
2 x 2 pillars supporting bridge
windows
hut
barrier across rear of steps
foot of steps from bridge
windows on left

From here, you can move right to continue onto the south section of this platform.

Towards the Gates

  up slight slope
help point

This is not like the usual help points found on Scotrail stations.

There's a push button with a camera below to show your ticket or pass. Note that the top projection is some kind of fixture, whilst the push button is below that. We're warned that we're being monitored via CCTV and all calls via this help point are recorded.

We're now inside the gate line.

Southwest Side

  2 gates either ticket operated or remotely by staff

Continuing Southwest Passing the Gate Line, onto Platform 4 South

  windows
final pillar for canopy
canopy ends
departure screen
blank doors
stanchion
windows and blank doors
post, CCTV in middle
building ends
gate to car park, locked at the time of our survey
stanchion
high wall on left
slope off end

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